Welcome back! Recently, i’ve been making a ton of articles talking about the programming languages that massive companies use such as Facebook, Google and Microsoft, now let’s talk about what programming languages Amazon uses!
Now, there is a Wikipedia page that actually shows you what languages the most popular websites use, unfortunately, Amazon isn’t on that list. To circumvent this issue I just went on Amazon’s career website, looked at their technical positions and found all of the programming languages the jobs required:
This is one of the most popular languages right now, this language can be used for software engineering or data science. First off, I saw this language as a requirement in a ton of different positions from Amazon, so if you plan on applying at Amazon, learning Python will allow you to apply to a ton of jobs. On top of this, Python isn’t extremely hard to learn, it’s still hard to become an expert (just like any other language) but it’s still a very solid language to know.
Java is a very popular language used in tons of companies across the world, Amazon is one of those companies. This language is a object oriented language with a large community behind it, so if you plan on learning this language, you will have a large community to help you.
React and Angular
This is one of my favorite languages to use for data processing and Amazon thinks so as well, a ton of their data science and machine learning jobs required experience with R. Since R is a statistical language, any data processing tasks you need to do can be done with this language (for the most part), as I say all of the time: R is an amazing language, but if you learn R and Python you will become a much more valuable engineer.
Finally, SQL was another massive language required from almost every single job I saw, ranging from software engineering to data science. SQL allows us to develop databases and essentially extract data from those databases, since Amazon has their own web services (AWS), SQL is a massive part in developing out their databases within Redshift. I didn’t see any jobs only requiring SQL, but I did see many jobs requiring this language, you will be doing yourself a favor by learning this language for sure.
There you have it! These definitely aren’t the only languages Amazon uses but they were the most common ones I found. As I stated before, Amazon also required a lot of experience in their different softwares as well within AWS, on top of this, they required experience in some other tools as well, so I would recommend learning those tools and languages instead of just the languages.
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